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Poster: stratocaster Date: Dec 3, 2007 3:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: "Road Trips Fall '79" just came today...

first release I've purchased in a long while, it says Grateful dead Productions, Inc. is this Rhino? anyway, the sound quality is incredible...sort of like a matrix...take the best 79 boards at the archive and remaster them, that is a comparative...

these type of releases (highlights of runs) won't make purists happy who prefer whole shows, warts and all, but whatever, I never have the time to listen to an entire show anyway...

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Dec 3, 2007 3:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Road Trips Fall '79' just came today...

I noticed that same things. GDP is all over the packaging and not a Rhino in sight. My hypothesis--Rhino had no interest in low-volume releases like that and things only got moving when someone talked them into okaying GDP releasing whatever penny-ante Road Trips they wanted to. If so, three cheers for GDP!

As to the sound-quality: when Cow Palace came out, they were singing the praises of their new software for cleaning up distortions in old tape recordings. My hunch is the Vault Box benefited from the same technology, as well as this Road Trips set.

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Poster: patkelley Date: Dec 3, 2007 6:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Road Trips Fall '79' just came today...

I think that Rhino is a record label, while Grateful Dead Productions is a (obviously) production company. The difference might not seem meaningful (and might not really be), but production companies usually produce media that is subsequently released by record companies, or video companies, or playhouses, or movie-making companies etc. You might recall that most GD videos are put out on Monterrey Home Video, but produced by GDP. Just different cogs, same wheel.

Revision- I just checked Rhino's site, and it looks like they had nothing to do with Road Trips. Nevertheless, I think my analysis above is correct.

This post was modified by patkelley on 2007-12-04 02:55:48

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Dec 3, 2007 7:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Road Trips Fall '79' just came today...

Yet the Cow Palace and 3ftV releases bought from GDP nevertheless have Rhino logos on them, while Road Trips does not.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Dec 3, 2007 3:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Road Trips Fall '79' just came today...

I love it, too. They did a fine job.

My next choice would be a combination of the best from the April 1978 tour. (4/8, 4/12/, 4/16, 4/24) are all outstanding.

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Dec 3, 2007 6:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Road Trips Fall '79' just came today...

"...but whatever, I never have the time to listen to an entire show anyway... "

Word. I listen to the boys all the time but truthfully its probably been close to a year since I listened to a complete show start to finish.

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Dec 3, 2007 9:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Road Trips Fall '79' just came today...

see, i'm a weird purist. nothing gets skipped, not drums, feedback, space, or even a donna song. and that includes you aint woman enough, which is tito's favorite tune btw. don't ask me why, i just always feel i may miss something.

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Poster: bigbossdan Date: Dec 4, 2007 7:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Road Trips Fall '79' just came today...

I have fond memories of the head that turned me on to the Dead singing "You ain't women enough" with his mom in their kitchen, who knew it from a far different incarnation (Loretta Lynn?)

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Dec 3, 2007 4:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Road Trips Fall '79' just came today...

strat ... got my copy in the mail a couple of weeks ago, i'm lovin' the hell out of it, particularly that Shakedown from 10/25 on the bonus disk; like you, i often can't even be bothered to listen to whole shows unless it's 68/69 stuff, life's too short to sit through yet another Mexicali Blues; cheers

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Dec 3, 2007 7:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Road Trips Fall '79' just came today...

Hey Arb! As someone who has likewise openly maligned Mexicali Blues, I ask: have you heard the Mosque 5-25-77 version? I actually like it. Jerry's guitar work is understated but still quite entertaining.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd77-05-25.sbd.shannon.13399.sbefail.shnf

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Dec 3, 2007 7:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Road Trips Fall '79' just came today...

Lou, guess i have to re-eval my take after giving listen to your suggestion, very pleasurable, thanks for the link; but how 'bout that emotionally charged Peggy-O that follows ... whoa!

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Dec 3, 2007 7:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Road Trips Fall '79' just came today...

Yes, that whole first set is just perfect. I do indeed love the Peggy-O. Another I've been listening to recently whose guitar solo builds and builds before subsiding into peace is 4-14-78:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd78-04-14.sbd.clugston.7251.sbefail.shnf

Also, the Dupree's Diamond Blues has rough edges, but is a hoot.